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America's Most Iconic Landmarks Before They Were Finished

"Do what you can, with what you have, where you are." –Theodore Roosevelt

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1859 – The Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.

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1883 – Brooklyn Bridge in New York, NY

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1885 – Statue of Liberty in New York, NY

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1899 – The Washington Monument in Washington, D.C.

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1912 – Grand Central Terminal in New York, NY

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1920 – Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.

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1925 – The Hollywood Sign in Los Angeles, California

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1925 – Central Park in New York, NY

So-Tsien-O-Wa-Ne, an Iroquois tribesman, patrols the lake in Central Park.
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So-Tsien-O-Wa-Ne, an Iroquois tribesman, patrols the lake in Central Park.

1930 – Empire State Building in New York, NY

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1930 – Mount Rushmore near Keystone, South Dakota

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1931 – Rockefeller Center in New York, NY

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1934 – Hoover Dam in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River

1936 – Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California

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1955 – Disneyland in Anaheim, California

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1961 – Space Needle in Seattle, Washington

1964 – Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri

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1970 – World Trade Center in New York, NY

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2005 – Cloud Gate in Chicago, Illinois

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2010 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in Washington, D.C.

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2012 – One World Trade Center in New York, NY

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